The global financial and debt crisis is now in its fifth year. Even if conditions in the financial markets have stabilised, the international situation is worrisome, with weak growth in the euro area and a slowdown in the United States. The Swedish economy is now clearly affected by the poor performance of other countries; growth was low in 2012 and unemployment rose. The international economic situation is expected to be weak in 2013 and 2014 as well. Growth in the Swedish economy will therefore continue to be low and unemployment will continue to rise. A gradual recovery in Sweden and around the world is not expected until 2015.
Contact: Economic Affairs Department
The Economic Affairs Department have primary responsibility for the forecasts.
About the forecasts
The Government always presents forecasts for the Swedish economy and public finances in connection with the Spring Fiscal Policy Bill in April and the Budget Bill in September. These forecasts are normally updated a few times in between.
Government forecasts contain key indicators related to the requirements on fiscal policy contained in the fiscal policy framework.